The song of the day for Tuesday, November 1, 2022, is “Life Is Beautiful.”
About This Song
“Life Is Beautiful” was written in 1974 by Fred Astaire and Tommy Wolf. While we all know Astaire as America’s greatest dancer, his career as a songwriter is not nearly as well-known. Songwriting was a love of his, though. His biographer Roy Pickard quotes Astaire on this: “I’m a frustrated songwriter, and would like to have written a musical comedy score. But that’s just about the only thing I didn’t get done.” “Life is Beautiful” is not only a very well-written song, but achieved great popularity as well, as it became the theme song for the Tonight Show.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Life Is Beautiful” in 1975 for his album Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful. Torrie Zito wrote the arrangement and conducted the orchestra.
“Life Is Beautiful,” as well as Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful is available on Apple Music.